Career Centre - Career Planning
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Career planning is a process that can help you decide on what career path to follow using your skills, abilities and interests as reference points. Career Planning helps you to answer questions like:
- Where do I want to go?
- What do I want to do?
- What kind of a career should I pursue?
This brochure, "The Next Step"(doc) is a handy reference to help you with the transition from high school into your future.
The following web pages and resources can help you to better understand the career management process as well as make informed choices about your future:
These web sites will help you with the career planning process:
Skills & Abilities, Personality, Values, Comprehensive Sites
These quizzes and inventories are tools that you can use to find out more about who you are and what you want to do with your life and career.
- Career Cruising
Here you will be able to use the career matchmaker, explore career options and create your own portfolio. To log on: USER NAME: Crescent PASSWORD: Pathway.
- Career Clusters Interest Survey
This tool allows you to respond to questions and identify the top 3 career clusters of interest. This pencil/paper survey will take about 15 minutes to complete when finished go to the "16 Career Clusters" at the top of this web page to learn more about the clusters that interest you.
Skills & Abilities
- Employability Skills 2000+
This is a short inventory to assess your employability skills. We all need employability skills to get employed and advance in our jobs.
- Type Focus
This is a personality type assessment that will result in a list of occupations that will potentially fit with your personality type.
- The Career Interest Game
This activity is designed to help you match your interests and skills with similar careers. It can help you to begin thinking about how your personality will fit in with specific work environments and careers.
- Career Values Assessment
Values are things that are most important to you. They are things you feel strongly about. A career choice based on your values is more likely to be better than one based on other people's recommendations.
- The Career Key
This gives you expert help with career choices, career changes, career planning, job skills and choosing a college major or educational program. This is a fee for service site.
These quizzes are designed as a starting point in self discovery. Through the quizzes you will be able to explore your abilities, interests and preferences as part of making a career choice.
- Next Steps
This is a youth focused site aimed at helping you learn more about yourself. What do you like to do? What is important to you? What are you good at? Before you can find a career that is right for you, you have to know who you are.
- Career Development E-Manual
The University of Waterloo has designed this 6 step E-Manual to help people think about their futures and careers.